Category Archives: Japan Scene

Is it really possible to love our enemies?

Jerome Novotny OMI – It has been about two months now since one of the great moral voices of the world has died – Archbishop Desmond Tutu. As the first black Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa, he worked to bring an end to … Continue reading

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Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the Thirtieth World Day of the Sick –

Dear brothers and sisters: Thirty years ago, Saint John Paul II instituted the World Day of the Sick to encourage the people of God, Catholic health institutions and civil society to be increasingly attentive to the sick and to those … Continue reading

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Mission Station – A Periphery Glance

Brad Rozairo OMI —  People living in places where there is no sign of a church or a convent often look for a priest or a nun to talk to. When they meet such a person, they are full of joy … Continue reading

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Message of His Holiness Pope Francis For The Fifth World Day of the Poor

“The poor you will always have with you” (Mk 14:7) 1. “The poor you will always have with you” (Mk 14:7). Jesus spoke these words at a meal in Bethany, in the home of a certain Simon, known as the leper, a few … Continue reading

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Annual Japan/Korea Delegation Retreat: Sept. 6-9, 2021

A retreat is a time to step away from the distractions of everyday life and get back in touch with your inner self and reconnect with God. Sometimes old poets say it best. The world is too much with us; … Continue reading

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A SPECIAL MONTH TO “PROTECT ALL LIFE”: September 1 ~ October 4, 2021

The Bishops of Japan have established the period from September 1 to October 4 (the Memorial of St. Francis of Assisi) as “the special month to PROTECT ALL LIFE.” Below is a messagefrom the President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Says, “Abortion is the Death Penalty for the Unborn.”

(Pastoral Statement of Bishop Michael Pfeifer, OMI) Abortion Is The Leading Cause Of Death In The USA And Worldwide More human beings died in abortion that any other cause of death in 2020. The statistics compiled by Worldometers gives the … Continue reading

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On the moral illicitness of the use of vaccines made from cells derived from aborted human fetuses

December 12, 2020Catholic Teachings In recent weeks, news agencies and various information sources have reported that, in response to the Covid-19 emergency, some countries have produced vaccines using cell lines from aborted human fetuses. In other countries, such vaccines are … Continue reading

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Japanese, Korean bishops oppose dumping of radioactive water into the sea

By Robin Gomes: Catholic bishops in South Korea and Japan have issued a joint statement opposing the Japanese government’s decision to dump radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea.

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A Culture of Care as a Path to Peace

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCEFOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE 54th WORLD DAY OF PEACE1 JANUARY 2021 A CULTURE OF CARE AS A PATH TO PEACE 1. At the dawn of a new year, I extend cordial greetings to Heads … Continue reading

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Pope at Angelus: Immaculate Conception encourages us on path of conversion

At the Angelus on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis urges Christians to follow a path of conversion, as we find hope in the special grace Mary received from God.

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Fourth World Day of the Poor – “Stretch forth your hand to the poor” (Sir 7:32)

(Message of His Holiness Pope Francis. 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. 15 November 2020.) “Stretch forth your hand to the poor” (Sir 7:32). Age-old wisdom has proposed these words as a sacred rule to be followed in life. Today these words … Continue reading

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